Mugsworthy (3) - - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best example of an American-style pale ale coming out of New Zealand. Perfect in every way, with a fantastic floral aroma coming from New Zealand grown Cascade hops. As the bottle says - lovely burps.
creative_free (37) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
New 500ml bottle. Very nice looking, big head and golden colour. Lots of hops on the palate. Well balanced. Very drinkable.
RyanE (98) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caught the aroma of hops while pouring the golden brown liquid in the glass. Medium hops. I have tried a few Kiwi beers and like the hop varieties they use. Bitter finish balances with the sweet malt. Each sip cleanses the palate. Very good beer.
simonblaine (187) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange with a head that disappears quickly. Fruity earthy aroma, initial taste is sweet fruit, changes to citrus peel, aftertaste is back to being fruity. Enjoyed
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EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUN 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice rich malty character with a fair smattering of hops. A slight brett spicyness not overpowering but pleasant.
TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Galbraith’s Hazy, brown-gold pour with a short white head leaving moderate lace. Light caramel nose. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel, pine, almonds, toast and some citrus. Short, dry, bitter finish. Reminds me of SN Green - very sessionable. Another winner from Croucher!
Brenhophead (473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark copper with quickly fading head and ok lacing. Very subtle aroma of citus/grapefruit and hop resin. I very nice resin and subtle citus flavor with a decent malt backing. Being a pale ale the flavour is light but oh boy it is perfectly balanced with the malt, this is very drinkable a great quaffer kudos Croucher.
RogerRabbit (26) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have tried this one a few times over past year. Sampled from tap at Wine Cellar in Auckland last week. Appearance is deepish amber. Fruity aroma (peaches?) invites a taste. Flavour has nice balance of fruit hops and malts. Nice level of bitterness. Very nice!!
Dbeers (26) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap FYO rigger from The Thirsty Bloke Chch. Golden orange with heaps of fruity hop aroma. great beer when fresh, one of the best NZ apa’s (did i mention the fresh part?)
Have had a few disapointing versions of this but now that I’ve had a fresh well stored version I’m a massive fan. Get this beer on tap and you too will join the band wagon!! only bad part is I’m back in Auckland with the Tap that I got if from back in Christchurch!!!!!
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 330ml bottle. Fantastic aroma. Very strong fruity aroma particularly dried fruit (date, raisin) initially then very peachy mango-ish. Average sized creamy off-white diminishing head, slightly hazy light amber hue. Fruity sweetness especially date flavour and caramel, long bitter finish. Low level of carbonation.
Perhaps a little too peachy - reminiscent of Speights apricot flavoured summer harvest wheat beer - a drain pour, though this beer is in a totally different league. A nice beer.
Re-rate: 1/2/10 Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. not peachy this time, wonderful passion fruit and citrus aromas, smooth . Much better on tap.